Fabrication and Properties of Carbon Fibre-Basalt Fibre/Epoxy Resin Composites
Different compositions of carbon fibre (Cf) - basalt fibre (Bf)/ Epoxy Resin (EP) Composites were fabricated. The mechanical properties were investigated and the microstructure was observed by SEM. The results showed that, the mechanical properties would be improved when suitable content (10-20vol.% of total fibre) of basalt fibre added into carbon fibre/ epoxy composites. It was because that elasticity modulus of basalt fibre was larger than carbon fibre, and for existing of more hydroxyl groups and other active groups, the bonding between basalt fibre and epoxy resin was also better than the bonding between carbon fibre and epoxy resin.
Hyungsun Kim, Jian Feng Yang, Chuleol Hee Han, Somchai Thongtem and Soo Wohn Lee
H. Y. Jin et al., "Fabrication and Properties of Carbon Fibre-Basalt Fibre/Epoxy Resin Composites", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 695, pp. 501-504, 2011